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For examples and more explanations, see the module level docs.

class LoginHandler(Kamaelia.Protocol.AIM.OSCARClient.SNACExchanger)

LoginHandler(screenname, password, [versionNumber]) -> new LoginHandler component

Once started, LoginHandler logs in to AIM and sends the primed connection out of its "signal" outbox.

Keyword arguments:



Methods defined here


You should be using the inbox/outbox interface, not these methods (except construction). This documentation is designed as a roadmap as to their functionalilty for maintainers and new component developers.

__init__(self, screenname, password[, versionNumber])

x.__init__(...) initializes x; see x.__class__.__doc__ for signature


Send some parameters up to the server, then signal that we're ready to begin receiving data.


Connects to the AIM authorization server, says hi, and waits for acknowledgement.

extractBOSandCookie(self, reply)

Extracts BOS server, port, and auth cookie from server reply.


Gets BOS and auth cookie.


Requests and waits for MD5 key.


Request rate limits, wait for reply, and send acknowledgement to the server.


. Get the server's reply on rights and limitations


Gets BOS and auth cookie, negotiates protocol, and then passes the connection + any non-login-related messages out.


Negotiates protocol.

parseRateInfo(self, data, numClasses)

Does something useful with the information about rate classes that the server sends us and returns the acknowledgement we are supposed to send back to the server.


Unlink the internal OSCARClient and send it to "signal". Also collect any unused messages from OSCARClient and send them out through "signal".

Discards old connection to authorization server, connects to BOS, says hi, and waits for acknowledgement.


Request that the server tell us our rights and limitations for the services that were accepted.


Waits for supported services list from server, requests service versions, and waits for server acknowledgement of accepted service versions.

Methods inherited from Kamaelia.Protocol.AIM.OSCARClient.SNACExchanger :


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